Those gobies are beautiful! Do you do a lot of live foods? Any aggression since they all occupy the bottom?
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Thanks, I came for the plants and left with gobies and plants.
Yes, I feed heavily on live foods.
Black worms, brine shrimp, and some other.
I suspect one can feed general foods for most of them, but I wouldn't run against the laws of the species too long without observation.
"Surviving is not Thriving
", is a heck of a great tip in other hobbies as well.
- Good flow, Algae and Live foods are such a plus.
- I can see it in the behavior.
High oxygen, good flow and live food get them to behave in what I would consider a positive way.
They have not sent me an email yet, but they seem really happy.
The guys online have a special mix/paste that they smear on the glass tea-light candle glass that sinks to the bottom.
Daphnia and brine:
I need to order a daphnia culture and set it up with a bubbler.
O'leary has a really good video on them.
Most of the culture methods out there look like a mosquito mess, so gather the best tips from all the info out there and modify it to your liking.
I just bought my first bottle of dry brine eggs
to hatch out in batches.
- Everybody in the tank really loves live foods.
- The Red rutilaureus, and Red annieae, and amano shrimp are usually on the pleco's Zucchini.
- The snails and shrimp pick away at leftovers.
Semi - aggression between The Stiphodon, Sicyopus, Rhinogobius, and unknown bumblebee males do their regular thing.
Eventually, The Desert gobies will be too much for each other.
They keep breeding anyway (free live food). I so see a small nip on a fin of the 2nd male with full color as well.
2 males. 1 suspect male. Six total.
48"x24" inch bottom.
The gobies have a ton of caves and rock caves/homes as well.
They do use use the caves a lot and seem to like the tank.
The tank is pretty bare at night when observing later on in the night with a flashlight.
- only the plecos and shrimp are out on the 3rd shift.
- a L200 green phantom runt that grows so slow is in there too as well as a little blk/wht Adonis pleco.
Below is what a goby tank should look like.
I believe he grows algae on the rocks in another tank.
I'm still getting a grip on the goby info.